Year Five


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break. We are now in the last term of Year Five and Year Six is quickly approaching! The children worked extremely hard over the Spring term.

As expectations take another step up this term, the children must continue to keep focused and be the very best version of themselves!

Topics taught this half term


During English this term, we will be looking at the narrative poem, ‘The Highwayman.’ It is a sophisticated text which includes a wide range of figurative language. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to expand their vocabulary and develop skills in describing characters and settings with precision. The children are being increasingly encouraged to use higher level punctuation including commas, dashes, brackets and semi-colons as well as relative and subordinate clauses to add detail.


During Maths this term, we will be completing perimeter and area and moving onto statistics as well as geometry. We will move onto geometry towards the end of the academic year. Please continue to support your children with their times tables at home to develop fluency and confidence. Please could you also remind your children to make full use of the ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ app/website.


In Religious Education this term, we will be following The Way, The Truth and The Life series and focusing on Life in the Risen Jesus.

In Science this term, we will be studying Living things and their habitats.

In History, our topic is Benin.

In DT, we are creating a French Salad in line with our topic ‘Celebrating Culture and Seasonality.


Every Friday your child will be given homework to complete for the following Wednesday. It is important that homework is always handed in on time with a signature to confirm it has been checked by an adult at home. Please help your child learn the spellings they are set, ready for the weekly spelling tests (on Fridays).

Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week. Please continue to ask your child a range of questions about the book they are reading and encourage them to read books of different genres.

Children should also log into their Doodle account to revise grammar skills and spellings.


We will continue to have PE on a Friday so please ensure they bring their PE kit to school at the beginning of the week. Please ensure that all items of clothing are properly labelled as this will help us to find it promptly if it goes missing.

As always, please do not hesitate to see us at the end of the day or contact us through the office if you have any questions or require any support with your child’s learning. Finally, thank you all for your continued support with reading and homework at home. It really does make a difference!

Yours sincerely,

FIONA HALL                             MARY-ANN OKEREKE

Class Teacher                                     Class Teacher